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Chris Gray
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Village Embassy of Nowhere
Bringing More information about measurement error than you ever wanted to know.
Arrival 2018/08/30
Departure 2018/09/02
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Website cmgray.shinyapps.io
Email cmgray@alum.mit.edu
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I will be presenting a talk in the Embassy of Nowhere titled "Measurement error in Epidemiology: a hands-on demonstration of the problem and an introduction to the solutions". This is a glimpse into my PhD thesis in medical statistics. Measurement error in environmental and nutritional exposures are very common. Correction for those errors can be challenging. Most often in epidemiology, such errors are ignored leading to bias in the results. Examples include 1) measurement of blood pressure and the predicted association to later development of cardiovascular disease; and 2) usual alcohol intake and the intriguing J-shaped association with all-cause mortality. While my work is rooted in Bayesian statistics, we'll first ditch the equations and use hands-on demonstrations and real-world explanations to understand the problem. The first 45min of this talk should be relevant and interesting to anyone with any background. Those with more interest in the mathematical side are welcome to stay for the end, and I'll introduce some of the methods I've developed for measurement error correction.


Talk Title: Measurement error in Epidemiology: a hands-on demonstration of the problem and an introduction to the solutions

Time: Saturday, 3pm-4pm Place: Embassy of Nowhere